Newswire: Power-pop justice is served as Cheap Trick enters the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame

The public can argue the merits of Deep Purple and Steve Miller Band, or whether a rap act like N.W.A. belongs in the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame. But there’s one thing that is certain: Cheap Trick’s induction is overdue, and the power-pop foursome will finally receive the honor—along with the aforementioned Steve Miller Band, Deep Purple, N.W.A., and neighbors to the south Chicago—April 8, 2016 at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center. (Better luck next time, Ric Ocasek, Nine Inch Nails, and The Smiths.)

“I was prepared not to get it and say, ‘Oh, well, better luck next time,’” Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen said upon hearing the news. “Live at Budokan wasn’t too bad. Getting our first record wasn’t too bad. Doing 5,000 shows, not too bad,” the Rockford native told Rolling Stone. “It’s all good. This …

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